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Higher TaxaAnguidae (Anguinae), Diploglossa, Sauria (lizards) 
SubspeciesPseudopus apodus thracius (OBST 1978)
Pseudopus apodus apodus (PALLAS 1775) 
Common NamesE: European Glass Lizard
G: Scheltopusik 
SynonymLacerta apoda PALLAS 1775
Lacerta apus — SHAW & NODDER 1799: plate 411
Pseudopus serpentinus MERREM 1820 (nom. subst.)
Pseudopus durvillii CUVIER 1829 (nomen dubium fide OBST 1980)
Pseudopus Pallasii — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1839: 417
Pseudopus serpentinus — BERTHOLD 1840
Pseudopus Pallasii — GRAVENHORST 1851: 384
Ophisaurus apus — BOULENGER 1885: 280
Pseudopus Pallasii — LEYDIG 1886
Ophisaurus apodus — MERTENS & MÜLLER 1928
Ophisaurus apodus — SMITH 1935: 395
Pseudopus apodus — KLEMBARA 1979
Ophisaurus apodus — KASPAREK 1990
Ophisaurus apodus — ENGELMANN et al 1993
Ophisaurus apodus — FRYNTA et al. 1997
Ophisaurus apodus — ANDERSON 1999
Pseudopus apodus — ROITBERG et al. 2000
Ophisaurus apodus — PLESSAS 2002
Ophisaurus apodus — KUMLUTAS et al. 2004
Pseudopus apodus — RUTSCHKE et al. 2005

Pseudopus apodus thracius (OBST 1978)
Ophisaurus apodus thracius OBST 1978
Ophisaurus apodus thracius — ENGELMANN et al. 1993
Ophisarus [sic] apodus thracius — CEVIK 1999
Pseudopus apodus thracius — SCHLÜTER 2005 
DistributionGreece (incl. Limnos, Rhodos, Lesbos, Corfu = Corfou, Chios, Samos),
coastal Croatia, Hercegovina, Monte Negro, Macedonia,
Albania, Bulgaria, Turkey, Lebanon,
European Soviet Union (Caucasus, Dagestan), S Russia, S Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, Azerbaijan,Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, W Tajikistan, S Kazakhstan, Afghanistan, Syria, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Jordan, Israel

thracicus: northern coastal areas of the Black Sea, Bulgaria, Greece (Lesbos etc.)

Type locality: North Caucasus; Naryn Steppe, Russia (N coast of Caspian Sea) fide ANDERSON 1999. Obst 1978:136 considered this unlikely and restricts the type locality to the Terek River region. Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
TypesParatypes in ZFMK and MTKD, holotype in MTKD [thracius] 
CommentKLEMBARA (1979) also transferred Ophisaurus moguntinus and Ophisaurus pannonicus to Pseudopus. Macey et al. (1999) found this species nested within other Ophisaurus species thereby the name Ophisaurus apodus is required to render the genus monophyletic.

Limbless.

Type Species: Pseudopus serpentinus MERREM 1820 is the type species of the genus Pseudopus MERREM 1820.

Type: not located fide ANDERSON 1999. 
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